Community Ministries

apostles of divine mercy ministry

Our goal is to serve God and our parish by answering and promoting God's call for His Divine Mercy with complete trust and by sharing acts of mercy and love with His children in our community.

Contact: Daniel Letcher, (949) 735-4349

Josie V. Nicasio (949) 344-6252

art and environment

The role of this ministry is to create an environment that enhances the spirit and essence of the Liturgical season.

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

BOY SCOUTS- The Santiago Catholic community sponsors and provides meeting space in the Parish Hall for Boy Scout Troop 604. This group of future leaders are boys in the sixth grade through high school. 

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Troop 604 works to fulfill this mission through fun, engaging, and enriching experiences for boys age 10-17 that give them opportunities to expand their knowledge, gain self confidence and demonstrate self-reliance, and demonstrate leadership. Troop 604 meets on Monday nights in the choir room, and at Pittsford Park during the summer.

crafts for christ

A ministry dedicated to provide scarves and hats to our military and homeless. Additionally, we make garments for Obria.

filipino-american marian devotees of santiago

Serve to unite and strengthen the active participation of the Filipino-American parishioners by implementing devotions which are traditionally practice by Filipino Catholics.

Contact: Evelynne Maglalang, (949) 350-1687

friends in fAIth

Friends in Faith is a ministry serving the needs of developmentally disabled adults. The central meaning of Jesus' ministry was bound up in the fact that He sought the company of people with special needs and those who were forced to live on the fringe of society. Our goal is to bring Christ's message to persons with developmental disabilities in a warm and inviting environment.

For more information, contact Diane Sixsmith (949) 587-0704, Patti Wren (949) 859-7854

matthew 25 ministry

Currently nine different teams meet Saturday morning, in the Parish Hall kitchen, at 9am and prepare breakfast burritos for the day laborers.

Contact our Parish Office, (949) 951-8599.

meal ministry

This ministry follows Jesus’ instruction to Peter as described in John 21:17 feed my sheep. While this bible passage is recognized as feeding spiritual food, our ministry follows the conviction to be able to focus on the spiritual needs the body must also be fed.

We are members of the Santiago community who come together to prepare provide food on a temporary basis for families with special needs, such as surgery, illness, new baby, etc. 

Volunteers are welcome and may contact the parish office at 949-951-8599 or Mary Ann McConahey at 949-770-3056.

operation shoebox

Operation Shoebox is a ministry that organizes activities to raise funds and collect items that support the homeless and other in need.

Contact: Diane Sixsmith (949) 587-0704, Patti Wren (949) 859-7854

our lady queen of peace prayer group

Join us in praying the Holy Rosary, answering Our Blessed Mother's call to meditate on the mysteries of the life, death and resurrection and glory of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Contact: Ana Bohmfalk, (949) 230-4016

Seniors of Santiago

The Seniors of Santiago are mature members of the Santiago community who gather for fellowship and support. We meet the third Tuesday of the month; we have no fixed meeting agenda as our purpose is to enjoy the companionship of one another. Typically our meeting is a luncheon where we exchange thoughts and ideas on how to mature in a secular world with God as our beacon. Annually we sponsor a potluck Christmas dinner. As meeting venues and times change, please see the parish bulletin for details or contact Pearl Breen at 949-770-4939.

south county outreach

South County Outreach (SCO) Vision Statement is: "END HUNGER. HOUSE HOPE."

The Mission Statement is: Preventing hunger and homelessness by helping people help themselves. We are in the business to SERVE OTHERS.

Contact: Ken Carpenter, (949) 380-8144.

st. vincent de paul society

Contact: Parish Office, (949) 951-8599

vita Tax preparation

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) ministry are IRS certified volunteers that offer at no cost, income tax return preparation to people who receive income of $60,000 or less, personas with disabilities and limited English speaking.

Contact: VITA Team,

welcome committee and welcome table

With the goal of creating a vibrant faith community the Welcoming process is divided into two tracks; first is to greet, after all Masses, and make welcome new and existing parishioners through a personal contact process, including home visits, the process helps introduce the family to the wider community and guides them into participating in parish life. Second “welcome” track recognizes that at some point all parishioners “have questions”. Welcome committee is prepared with literature, pamphlets, knowledge and answer any questions.

wheelies ministry

Volunteers of the Wheelie Ministry bring patients in their wheelchairs from the Lake Forest Nursing Home to the 8:30am Sunday Mass.

Contact: Stewart A. Imagawa (949) 689-0473

writers' ministry

You are invited to attend!


Writers’ Ministry Workshop meeting Not a writer? Then please come and listen! We practice and share our writing skills in many ways: Poetry, Reflections, Meditations, Testimony Journaling. 

Monthly meetings on the first Thursday at 7pm in the Library.


If you are interested, contact Ruthanne Inscore (949) 472-0962 or  Ed Smith (949) 207-4575.

Pentecostal People

Haiku for April 2021

I Really Don't Know How to Write

John the Baptist

Lakeside in Autumn

Costco Run

Memorial Day

The Rainbow

Summer Day's Haiku


Temporary Train Travel

We Will Observe


This movement, present everywhere in the world, is like a vast and varied family. Its purpose: to work cooperatively to build a more united world, following the inspiration of Jesus’ prayer to the Father ‘May they all be one’ (Jn 17:21), respecting and valuing diversity.

Contact: John & Elena Freeman, (626)757-0478